Bruichladdich Octomore 07.4 Virgin Oak
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 7 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 61.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • fire
  • chocolate
  • caramel
  • chestnut
  • coffee

Bruichladdich

Octomore 07.4 Virgin Oak (0.7l, 61.2%)
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Character Goatson
Packing peat.

Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland, the World even. It was built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who came from a dynastic Whisky family. The brothers had wanted to create a distillery that was the very antithesis of an Islay farm distillery. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6m tall stills, which was unheard of at that time, and way ahead of its time.

More than a hundred years have passed, but the mad scientists at Bruichladdich are still breaking new ground when it comes to Spirit production. The distillery once known for making only unpeated Whisky in a peat stronghold (Islay!) decided to break, even smash the tradition with their Octomore collection. It started out as a late night dram conversation round the fire – “what if we distilled the most heavily peated Whisky in the world?” And distil they did, yes sir. The rest is history.

Their latest radical experiment of the series, the Bruichladdich Octomore 07.4 Virgin Oak, was distilled from barley peated to a whopping 167 ppm (Phenols-per-Million), matured for 7 years in a combination of virgin oak and first fill bourbon casks and bottled at 61,2 % ABV. Holy smoke! The combination of peat-rich Octomore and sweet, honeyed vanilla derived from great French oak produces a dram unlike any other. It is as original as it is outrageous and a must try for any true peat-head.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 7 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 61.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Colour
Rich chestnut.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich oak, chocolate, coffee.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Peat smoke, caramel, cinnamon.

Finish
Long, sweet and smoky.
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  • peaty
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • fire
  • chocolate
  • caramel
  • chestnut
  • coffee
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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